Mediation is an accepted means for parties to resolve their disputes in a safe and confidential environment, with the assistance of an experienced mediation professional. Whether mandated as part of the litigation process, as in the case of Family Dispute Resolution, required as part of a contractual dispute resolution mechanism or as a voluntary preliminary step in court action, mediation is part of the litigation landscape.
Bankside Chambers is the leading dispute resolution chambers in New Zealand, having among its members a number of the country’s most experienced and highly qualified mediators; past and present presidents and council members of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ); and board members of the Resolution Institute (and its predecessor, LEADR). A number of our members have also received training in the US from CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado and the Harvard Law School Programme on Mediation; several are also Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London.
Our members are actively involved in all types of mediation, whether facilitative, transformative or evaluative, both as counsel and as mediators, including in specialist areas such as family, relationship property, employment, intellectual property, construction, insurance, property and leasehold, and, more generally, commercial disputes.